Senate committee approves settlement funder as US envoy to Israel


Policy Director Josh Ruebner discusses the significance of the partisan vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on David Friedman to be ambassador to Israel.

“The committee vote again demonstrates a growing partisan divide between Republicans, who increasingly back the pro-apartheid, pro-annexation agenda represented by Friedman, and Democrats, who are increasingly questioning lockstep support for Israel’s ever rightward drifting policies,” Josh Ruebner, policy director at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told The Electronic Intifada.

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